2020 Art Call now closed

Mark your calendar for next year: August 15, 2021

All artists working in the media of painting and photography are invited to submit their work for acceptance into the festival. All submissions are made via smallstones2020.artcall.org.

This year only, we are accepting the first 500 entries into the virtual exhibition, first-come-first-served. Our distinguished jury of art professionals will be selecting the best entries in each category for publication in our exhibition catalog, and will also be selecting the winners of the first, second and third prizes of $500, $250 and $100 in each category.

Go to Art Call website

2020 Prizes

Fine Art Photography Fine Art Painting
First Place $500 $500
Second Place $250 $250
Third Place $100 $100
Juror’s Choice 3 ribbon awards 3 ribbon awards
Popular Choice 1 ribbon award 1 ribbon award

Photographing your Work

If your work is selected for publication by our jurors it will appear in our art catalog, a hardcover volume with a page devoted to each accepted work – agreement to this reproduction is part of the Terms and Conditions you accept when entering. Because the image will occupy as much of a page as possible, it must be of publication quality, without reflections, abnormal color shifts, perspective distortions, etc. This will also help our jurors evaluate your work.

Criteria include:

  • Format: JPEG or PNG files accepted.
  • Minimum Resolution: 1500 pixels total on longest edge.
  • Maximum Resolution: 4800 pixels on longest edge.
  • Pixels per Inch: Doesn’t matter – really.
photo specification

If you are a photographer, this shouldn’t be a problem. If, however, you have paintings that you need to photograph, there’s an app for that: Google Photo Scan, available for iPhone/iPad or Android. This app guides you through taking a series of photos of your work, combines them, removes glare (from cover glass or reflections from varnish, etc.), and gives you a nice result. Just be certain your phone/tablet camera has sufficient resolution to meet the above requirement – an iPhone 6 probably will not, but a newer phone or tablet might be fine.

For more information about the 2020 festival, see our 2020 festival page.